Instructional Technology (MEd)
Master of Education in Instructional Technology (IT MED)
Unit: College of Education and Human Development (GE)
Department: Middle and Secondary Education Department
Academic Plan Code(s): IT_ _MED
This program is designed for Rank 2 Kentucky certified teachers who would like to earn a master's degree, pursue Rank 1 status and complete the endorsement for Instructional Computer Technology. The MEd in Instructional Technology was designed in collaboration with P-12 classroom teachers, district specialists, and university faculty for preparing school and district Technology Coordinators. The program leads to an Instructional Computer Technology endorsement (grades P-12) and satisfies the following student outcomes:
- Prepares candidates to be a technology-using teacher of students, as well as a Technology Coordinator for a school or district
- Meets the International Society for Technology in Education Standards (ISTE)
- Emphasizes a compendium of skills required for students to be competitive and successful in a global and digital world
- Prepares candidates to work with P-12 students
- Is taught by recognized faculty in collaboration with practitioners
- Focuses on meeting the needs of diverse learners
- Places the classroom and school as the focus of course discussions and assessments
If you are not a P-12 teacher but are interested in instructional technology, Industry IT certifications, instructional design, and state-of-the-art training development for military, government, and private industry, go to BS in Organizational Leadership and Learning and/or MS in Human Resource and Organizational Development.
Please note that certified teachers must have a master's degree/Rank 2 status prior to admission to this program.
- Complete graduate application/MEd in Instructional Computer Technology program
- Official transcripts with a GPA of 2.75 in the Bachelor's degree and a 3.0 GPA or higher for graduate work.
- Applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States are also required to submit an evaluation of their transcript through either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Please note that transcript evaluations can sometimes take several weeks.
- Acceptable scores on the GRE. Please note: when submitting GRE scores through ETS, have scores sent to the general University of Louisville code, 1838.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Kentucky teaching certificate and Rank 2
- Personal statement
- Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement
- TOEFL is required of all students from countries in which English is not the native language) students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement).
|LEAD 600||Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics||3|
|EDAP 677||Developing Collaborative Groups: Facilitating, Coaching and Mentoring||3|
|EDAP 642||Literacy Learning and Cultural Differences||3|
|or EDSP 618||Instructional Technology for Students with Special Needs|
|Area of Emphasis|
|EDAP 688||Designing a Technology Integrated Curriculum 1||3|
|EDAP 690||Teaching with Multimedia Tools 1||3|
|EDAP 587||Teaching and Learning Online 1||3|
|EDAP 601||Teaching with Emerging Technologies 1,2||3|
|EDAP 681||Teacher Leadership in Practice||3|
|Select 9 credit hours of electives:||9|
|Introduction to Educational Technology: Integrating Technology into Instruction 1|
|Teaching Mathematics with Technology|
|Literacy, Teaching and Technology|
|Using the Internet in P-12 Teaching 1|
Other courses, as approved by advisor
|Minimum Total Hours||33|
Mid-point Assessment: Completion of 15 credit hours and at least half of ISTE Technology Standards met within Teacher Performance Assessment; scored Target or Exemplary on all advanced rubrics including dispositions assessment, and minimum 3.0 GPA.
Denotes Courses that are required for the endorsement.
Denotes course that must be taken in the last six (6) credit hours of program study.
The Master of Education in Instructional Technology program prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure. If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree.
More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website: https://louisville.edu/oapa/licensure-information (you may search by school or by the name of the program then click on 'View Details' to display the information).
For programs with an online option, more information about certification or licensure is available here: http://louisville.edu/online/About-Us (please scroll down near the bottom of the page and lick on the licensing disclosures tab).